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  • VMworld is turning into a cloud conference

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 14 May 2010
  • Public voting on the VMworld 2010 call for papers is now open, and the ballot gives us our first look at what the conference's focus will be. Surprise, surprise, it's cloud computing. At this ...

  • Diane Greene's VMware was 'anti-EMC,' exec says

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 12 May 2010
  • BOSTON -- EMC and VMware's close relationship was on full display here at EMC World 2010 this week, as evidenced by the many announcements about VMware storage integration and other virtualization ...

  • EMC, VMware tighten storage integration

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 11 May 2010
  • BOSTON -- Yesterday at EMC World, the focus was on virtualization and private cloud. Today the spotlight is shining on EMC's bread and butter, storage, but there's still some virtualization news to ...

  • Joe Tucci's EMC World Q&A highlights

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 10 May 2010
  • BOSTON -- EMC CEO Joe Tucci took 45 minutes after his keynote this morning to answer the media's questions here at EMC World 2010. Here's what he had to say on a variety of topics: EMC's ...

  • Xen vs. KVM: The battle lines are drawn

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 30 Apr 2010
  • In case you missed it, News Director Alex Barrett has a very interesting story up on our sister site It's about the Linux community and what she calls its "mass exodus" ...

  • What does VMforce mean for virtualization?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 27 Apr 2010
  • For most of the past decade, VMware was synonymous with virtualization. When you thought about virtualization, you thought about VMware and no one else. That's changing now, as Microsoft, Citrix ...

  • VMforce: Cloud 2? I was just getting used to Cloud 1!

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 27 Apr 2010
  • No, no, no! It can't be! Please tell me it's not true! I used to hate the term "cloud computing" -- like, in a "I totally despise this phrase and will go to the ends of the Earth to avoid using it" ...

  • VMware Q110 earnings: It’s all good

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 21 Apr 2010
  • VMware treated Wall Street to better than expected earnings for the first quarter or 2010, handily beating estimates. Revenue jumped 35% year over year to $633.5 million, and profits increased 12% ...

  • Branch office virtualization: Formula 1 in a grocery-shopping world

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 09 Apr 2010
  • Feedback from my recent article on server virtualization in branch offices suggests that virtualization still has a long way to go in those settings. FBL Insurance in West Des Moines, Iowa has a ...

  • Virtualization limericks for St. Patrick's Day

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 16 Mar 2010
  • In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, we asked our loyal readers to submit limericks about virtualization. And two lucky readers found a pot of gold at the end of their poetry rainbow: vSphere ...

  • Virtualization ain't goin' out like that

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 09 Mar 2010
  • It seems like every virtualization insider I talk to these days -- vendor, analyst, admin, you name it -- says the same thing. “The hypervisor is commoditized.” “The cloud is the future.” “I’m on a ...

  • Win vSphere training videos!

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 03 Mar 2010
  • St. Patrick's Day is coming up, and to celebrate, I thought I'd take this opportunity to encourage all of our readers to dye their servers green. No dice? How about this instead: Write a ...

  • VMware vs. Microsoft on support costs

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 16 Feb 2010
  • When you're trying to figure out if virtualization is right for your business, or which platform to choose, it's crucial to understand virtualization costs. There are the obvious costs, which ...

  • Oracle VM to support Solaris

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 16 Feb 2010
  • Oracle is, as we say here in Boston, wicked fah behind in the virtualization market. Building a strong, integrated virtualization portfolio is the best way -- and maybe the only way -- for the ...

  • Novell KVM hypervisor in the works

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 12 Feb 2010
  • Novell is jumping on the KVM bandwagon. The company is developing a KVM hypervisor called AlacrityVM, as points out. The move follows in the footsteps of Red Hat, Novell's open ...